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24 Ways to Reduce Your Plastic Use in 2024

Look around! Wherever you are right now, plastic is likely in your sightline. But it doesn’t have to be so! While going entirely plastic-free might feel impossible, adopting small changes adds up to make a real difference. Here are 24...

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Keeping Problematic Plastics Out of Circulation and the Recycling

To protect communities and support the elimination of the most toxic and unnecessary plastics, plastics with a #3, #6, or #7 will no longer be accepted in Boulder County. Plastic is everywhere—in our oceans, our environment, and even our bodies. Recycling...

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Recycling Alone Cannot Solve Global Plastics Pollution

An effective global plastics pollution elimination treaty must reduce plastic production first and foremost, then focus on improving plastic recycling. How do you address global plastic pollution and begin to ease the chokehold grip plastics have on both people and...

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The CHaRMed Second Life of Your Hard-to-Recycle Materials

A jumble of broken small appliances in a cardboard box, a mattress in the basement, an expired fire extinguisher in the garage, empty ink cartridges in a junk drawer, broken electronics in the back of a cabinet . . ....

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Take a Trip Down Recycle Row, Boulder’s Hub for Sustainability

Located in East Boulder, Recycle Row is a unique corridor with several Zero Waste facilities dedicated to helping residents and businesses reuse and recycle their discards responsibly, fostering a culture of sustainable resource management in the community. Eco-Cycle is proud...

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Get Involved and Make a Difference at the Eco-Cycle CHaRM!

Have you been to the Eco-Cycle Center for Hard-to-Recycle Materials (CHaRM) yet? Whether you have only come to CHaRM once to bring in an old TV, or you're a regular customer, there are more ways than ever to get involved...

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Impactful Outcomes for Key Zero Waste Bills

Great news for recycling and resource management from this legislative session! Collaborating with numerous partners, Eco-Cycle facilitated the passage of several circular economy bills through the Colorado General Assembly.  Top Priority: Senate Bill 24-150 Aimed at Discouraging Waste-to-Energy and Plastics-to-Fuel...

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Growing Green: Composting & Reuse in Green Star Schools

One year after regional compost guidelines changed, Eco-Cycle’s Green Star Schools program is demonstrating how innovative approaches to education and reusables make for cleaner compost This May 5–11, environmental and recycling businesses, organizations, and individuals across the US are commemorating...

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Bring Your Soil Back to Life for a Healthier, More Resilient World  

Test your soil type, learn how to rejuvenate your soil with compost, and more! In recognition of International Compost Awareness Week, we are celebrating the often overlooked stuff beneath our feet—soil! Healthy soil nourishes our gardens, filters our water, supports...

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Eco-Cycle Initiatives Are Branching Out in 2024

Here are just a few ways we are growing a canopy of environmental resilience! You may know Eco-Cycle as the operator of the Boulder County Recycling Center, where we process more than 55,000 tons of some of the cleanest recyclable...

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